Freddy McGregor and Copeland Forbes to be honoured

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The Toronto International Jamaica Day Festival has announced that it will be honouring two veterans of Jamaica's vibrant music industry.

Reggae hit maker and label head Freddie McGregor and Jamaica's most prolific global tour manager, artist manager and reggae historian, Copeland Forbes, will be honored for their outstanding contribution to the reggae music at a private reception to be held in New Kingston on Monday, June 20. 

Known worldwide for his riveting reggae ballads, veteran crooner Freddie McGregor began his musical journey in the 60's. 

McGregor, who is the captain of the Big Ship record label told sources that the success of Big Ship was a turning point of his career. Freddie will receive the Toronto International Jamaica Day Lifetime Achievement Award.

Meanwhile, Forbes, whose journey through the music industry started as a member of the group Harmonicats, has served not just as one of the most experienced and esteemed tour managers but he has also served as an unofficial ambassador of Jamaica, working with many of the top reggae acts.

Forbes will be presented with the Toronto International Jamaica Day Legend Award, in appreciation of his distinguished service and outstanding contribution to Jamaica's musical legacy.

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